Sweet and Sour Lychee Pork


This is my favorite meat recipe! The lychees give it a really unique flavor. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
2 servings



  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice wine

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground Sichuan peppercorns

  • 5 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes


  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • oil for frying

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 green chile peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces, or more to taste

  • 2 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 ounces canned lychees, drained

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Combine egg yolk, soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, salt, and Sichuan peppercorns in a bowl to make the marinade. Add pork; marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Mix vinegar, water, sugar, tomato paste, soy sauce, and cornstarch together to make the seasoning sauce.

  3. Heat oil in a deep saucepan over medium-high heat. Roll the marinated pork in cornstarch until each piece is well covered. Deep-fry pork for 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir-fry green peppers and scallions for 30 seconds. Add lychees and pour in the seasoning sauce. Stir well until sauce thickens. Leave over very low heat.

  5. Reheat the deep-frying oil. Re-fry pork until crisp, about 30 seconds. Drain and place on a warm plate. Pour the seasoning sauce on top. Sprinkle with sesame oil and serve at once.

Cook's Note:

Use any lean pork you prefer.

Editor's Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
24g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 674mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 117mg 585%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 496mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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